Local Interest
11:10 am
Mon January 15, 2007

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.

Wilmington, NC – The annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade rolled down Castle Street in Wilmington Monday, just one of several events marking Dr. King's legacy.


Spectator Bob Thomas says he came to the parade because he believes it's important to celebrate the work of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Local Interest
6:26 am
Mon January 15, 2007

Fight Closes Castle Street

Wilmington, NC – Dozens of Police officers were called to 11th and Castle Streets a little after 4pm Monday in response to a fight in progress.

Arriving at the intersection, Wilmington PD Sergeant Duan Ford described what he called a "scary scene" -- the street completely packed with a shifting crowd of onlookers, gathered around the fighters.

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Local Interest
11:21 am
Sun January 14, 2007

Troop Increase in Iraq Protested in Wilmington

Wilmington, NC – Honks of support and shouted opposition met the half-dozen protesters who stood at the intersection of College and Oleander Sunday with signs urging an end to the war in Iraq.

Wilmington Peace Meetup last demonstrated at this location nearly three years ago. Organizer Steve Lee said the time and place were picked to attract the attention of passing churchgoers

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Local Interest
5:56 am
Sat January 13, 2007

Week-In-Review News Round-Up

Wilmington, NC – Plans for a new hospital on Market Street... Proposals for a Park in downtown Wilmington... and a stinging surprise on Surf City beaches... all this and more in WHQR's Week in Review.

On Monday night, New Hanover County Commissioners cleared the way for a medical complex in Scott's Hill.

A group of doctors is backing the facility on 50 acres of land on Market Street near the Pender County line.

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Local Interest
5:00 am
Fri January 12, 2007

DOT Ponies Up For Multimodal Land

Wilmington, NC – The North Carolina Department of Transportation and the City of Wilmington are pooling together $10 million to buy land for a future transportation center.

The money will go toward buying 2.7 acres of land in the northern part of downtown Wilmington for a multimodal station that could include bus and passenger train service.

Critics say the station is too far from the river and planned convention center. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says critics of the site have to understand it's now or never.

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Local Interest
12:22 am
Thu January 11, 2007

Nags Head Residents to Vote on Beach Bonds

Wilmington, NC – Beach nourishment is scheduled next week for Carolina Beach starting at the North End Pier.


As the sand flies in Carolina Beach, the Town of Nags Head is going door to door talking the residents about a bond referendum this spring to pay for beach nourishment there.

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Local Interest
11:43 am
Tue January 9, 2007

City Gets Earful on Water Street Deck

Wilmington, NC – Opinions were plentiful, but solutions few, when the public got its chance to comment on the development of Wilmington's Water Street deck.

The city sold the lot to Gene Merritt eight years ago under an arrangement that called for tearing down the parking structure and building a mixed-used development.

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Local Interest
11:39 am
Tue January 9, 2007

River Road: The Conversation Continues

Wilmington, NC – Plans for a massive development along the Cape Fear River just south of Wilmington call for moving a portion of River Road. WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with New Hanover County Planning Director Chris O'Keefe and UNCW professor Michael Mallin about the proposal.

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Local Interest
11:38 am
Tue January 9, 2007

The River Road Project

Wilmington, NC – Plans for a massive development along the Cape Fear River just south of Wilmington call for moving a portion of River Road. WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with New Hanover County Planning Director Chris O'Keefe and UNCW professor Michael Mallin about the proposal.

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Monday Commentary
10:21 am
Tue January 9, 2007

Art Exhibit Sold Out

North Carolina's Museum of Art is getting to say something normally reserved for rock concerts: Sold Out.

Procrastinating art lovers are out of luck.

The North Carolina Museum of Art's Monet in Normandy show is sold out, a week before closing its run.

The Museum's Jennifer Bahus says nearly two hundred thousand people have come for the exhibit.

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